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10-27-2004, 11:44 PM
The following photos were made the evening of October 27, 2004 from Columbus, Ohio. This will be the last total Lunar Eclipse until 2007.

10-27-2004, 11:45 PM
Photo #2. Near Total Eclipse of the lunar surface.

10-27-2004, 11:46 PM
These shots taken with camera only. No telescope.

10-27-2004, 11:47 PM
Photo #4. Just about there!

10-28-2004, 01:04 AM
i seen that tonite...sat out in the yard for a couple of hours watching....good stuff

10-28-2004, 05:07 AM
Beautiful show down here in Florida as well. Great Pics!

10-28-2004, 05:43 AM
dangit! I didn't even know about it, I love to watch this stuff, but my local news never talked about it.

10-28-2004, 09:42 AM
In Indy it was pretty overcast, but could catch views between clouds. Baseball game obviously wasn't keeping us glued to the tube. Those pix are awesome!

10-28-2004, 02:29 PM
Thanks for the positive comments.

The photos were made hastily after returning from dinner (including 5 Bud Lights) and seeing it upon backing into my driveway. I wouldn't have known about it either unless my 15 year old son had said there was supposed to be a lunar eclipse tonight on our way out to dinner.

10-28-2004, 03:19 PM
Where were you in Columbus?

east tx skier
10-28-2004, 03:20 PM
Great pics, Doc!

10-28-2004, 03:27 PM
Where were you in Columbus?

The West Side (AKA: the BEST side)

Actually, Westgate Park area.

10-28-2004, 03:34 PM
Great Pictures!
What kind of camera did you use?

10-28-2004, 04:15 PM
Great Pics.. I forgot all about it while I was watching non-reality TV...

10-28-2004, 04:21 PM
Do you live on the west side? I am in Picktown.

10-28-2004, 09:50 PM
Great Pictures!
What kind of camera did you use?


The camera was a Nikon 5700 with 8x optical and 4x digital zooms. I took full advantage of both zooms to get these shots. The tough part was holding the camera steady enough at that zoom length. I used a micro tripod atop a 6' step ladder. The trouble was, only two legs of the tripod would sit on the step so it just steadied what were basically handheld shots. No telescope or anything like that was involved.

Yes. I live on the west side of Columbus. In the Westgate Park area.

10-29-2004, 11:12 AM
Too cloudy here to see anything. Great shots doc.